Spanish Online Placement Exam Fall 2021

Updated August 2021

  • MAKE-UP Placement Exam for Fall 2021 Semester: Open from August 4, 2021 at 9:00am (EDT) to August 12, 2021 at 12:00pm (EDT). 

The test link can be found at the very bottom of this page:

https://cls.yale.edu/students/placement-testing/spanish-placement-test

The Spanish Placement Test’s sole purpose is to place you correctly in the proper level so that you will get the most out of your academic experience in one of our courses. Your test will be evaluated by our department and you will be placed in the appropriate level. The test is to be taken by you without any outside help or access to resources or materials. All students, including native speakers, who have been exposed to Spanish whether formally or informally, who wish to enroll in a Spanish language course must take the placement test. 
 
DO NOT take the Spanish Placement Test if:
 
• You have never studied Spanish. You may enroll in SPAN 110 directly.
• You received a 5 on the AP Spanish Language OR Literature exam.
• You received a 6 on the high level IB exam.
 
If you are having trouble accessing the test, please refer to this page to check your computer’s technical requirements.
 

General and Heritage Placement Tests

• Students who studied Spanish as a foreign language will take the General Placement Test.
• Spanish heritage language learners (those who grew up in a family where Spanish was spoken) will take the Heritage Test.
 
Once you have logged in through the placement test link (on the main CLS placement page), you will see links for both tests to choose from.
 
For questions regarding the general language placement test, please contact Dr. Maria Vázquez.
 
For questions concerning only the heritage language placement and courses, please contact Sybil Alexandrov (sybil.alexandrov@yale.edu).

Results will be posted prior to the start of school on Canvas (within the “Spanish Placement Test Site”; Canvas link is available at the bottom of this page).

 

Requesting Placement Test Accomodations:

Students with documented disabilities may request accommodations for placement testing through the Student Accessibility Services office. Please contact them through the online registration form  at least one week before the placement test begins.

Please note that these requests for accommodations apply only to the placement testing period. To register for ongoing accessibility arrangements, students should submit a request and meet with SAS before the start of the semester.

More information for first-years seeking accommodations is available on the Student Accessibility Services website.

Futher information about placement testing can be found here.

Related: Portuguese Placement Exam Information